These Cruella De Vil Red Velvet Cupcakes with Homemade Irish Buttercream Frosting are just as devilishly delicious as her schemes are horrid. They are the perfect addition if you are looking for a dessert for your Disney party theme for kids or adults.
Cruella De Vil Red Velvet Cupcakes with Homemade Irish Buttercream Frosting
Hide your puppies, especially if they have spots. The saying “Beauty is pain” takes on a whole other meaning when Cruella De Vil steps into the room. Are you having a Cruella De Vil party? You better bring along this red velvet cupcake recipe!
Irish Buttercream Frosting Is Always A Hit
Although she makes her life’s goal to be the most fashionable person in the room and with these Red Velvet Cupcakes, you’ll be the most loved. These are just the cutest little cupcakes on the table and will draw in anyone’s eye. They’ll surely be a hit at parties with the Irish creamer in the frosting twist.
Red Velvet Cupcakes From Scratch… or Not!
Do you want to win “Best in Show”? Well, then these cupcakes are for you. I made this red velvet cupcake recipe without buttermilk or sour cream and had a blast! But if that seems too daunting a task, you can always make these cupcakes from a cake mix box and make the frosting from scratch.
Cruella de Vil is an Evil Woman
If you want a fitting song to listen to while you bake, I recommend Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra.
• 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
• ½ teaspoon sea salt
• 1 ½ cups sugar
• 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
• 2 large eggs, room temperature
• ¼ cup chocolate yogurt
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 teaspoon cocoa extract
• 3 teaspoons red gel food coloring
• 2 sticks (1 cup) Irish butter, room temperature
• 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 3 tablespoons Irish Cream flavored coffee creamer
• ½ teaspoon sea salt
• Black sugar pearls
Directions for the Red Velvet Cupcakes:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
Step 2: Sift together and set aside.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, add butter and mix on low for 1 minute or until creamy. Add in the sugar and mix for 30 seconds to one minute, or until light and fluffy. Slowly add in the eggs, cream, yogurt, and cocoa extract and mix for an added 30 seconds.
Step 4. Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix on medium until well incorporated. Add 1-2 teaspoons of red food coloring.
Step 5: Fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 18-20 minutes or until it springs back when touched.
Step 6: Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and place on a wire rack until completely cooled.
Directions for the Homemade Irish Buttercream Frosting:
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter for 1-2 minutes, or until creamy. Add in the salt.
Step 2: Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, alternating 1 tablespoon of creamer until creamy, light, and fluffy and it forms stiff peaks.
Step 3: Place in a piping bag and frost cupcakes.
Step 4: Add the black color pearls for your Dalmatian spots.
After you have made your cupcakes, be sure to use some of our DIY Kids Gel Hand Sanitizer Recipe!